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Dec 10, 2015 03:43 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
One year to the day after lifting off, the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 paid its home planet a quick visit for a speed-boost -- taking some photos before continuing its journey.
Dec 7, 2015 02:33 PM ET // Jason Major
After five years of soaring around the solar system Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft has performed the necessary maneuver to enter orbit around Venus!
Nov 30, 2015 03:53 PM ET // Jason Major
A Japanese spacecraft, which failed to make it into Venus orbit in 2010, is making a return trip to the planet after being stuck in solar orbit and engineers are hopeful it will complete its mission.
Dec 3, 2014 12:30 PM ET // AFP
Japan on Wednesday successfully launched a probe destined for a distant asteroid on a six-year mission, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet.
Nov 28, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Following a successful mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth, Japan is poised to launch a follow-on expedition, with hopes of finding organics.
May 14, 2014 11:16 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Three crewmembers of the International Space Station have returned safely to Earth, ending their six-month orbital mission.
Apr 4, 2014 12:24 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
Mar 9, 2014 04:05 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Pledging to uphold the Japanese spirit of "wa" -- harmony -- Koichi Wakata took command of the International Space Station on Sunday, the first Japanese astronaut to lead a human space mission. Continue reading →
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